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    Hi everyone, I am FunKids2 because I have two wonderful kids, Evan 9 and Ellen 11. We have a new XT8 in the Garage. It was an early family Christmas present for Dad and the kids. So far it has been one cloudy night after another, but were patient and we are excited to get into this hobby. These clouds are giving me a chance to digest some of the great information on this forum. What a privilege we have to have the opportunities to enjoy the things in life like this.

    Merry Christmas and Happy holidays!!

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    Welcome to the Forum! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you also, glad you found the forum. Enjoy your new telescope and feel free to ask any questions. The forum is full of great people from all over the world who love to chime in on any and all questions! Welcome once again and Clear Skies!

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    Welcome to the forum. You've got a great opportunity to show something wonderful to your wonderful kids.

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    Welcome to the forum. You and your kids will have a great time with the scope.

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    Hi and welcome to our forums and welcome to the wonderful world of Astronomy.

    Great scope , wish you and your family many happy evenings using it.

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    Welcome to the forum, great telescope and it will be a blast sharing with the kids.

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